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How do I protect my e-mail address (etc.) when using Microsoft forums?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Frog, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Frog

    Frog Flightless Bird

    I have learned that there are a number of things that you don't do in
    this newsgroup if you don't want to be spammed to death--most
    importantly, never use your real e-mail address. I need similar
    instructions on how to establish myself on Windows Live/Microsoft Forums
    in a similar safe-no spam-mode. I am one that asks for help from
    members of this newsgroup and that is what I want to do in forum world.

    Thanks for any help sent my way on this subject.

    Frog
     
  2. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 16 Aug 2010, Frog <frog@pond.com> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > I have learned that there are a number of things that you don't do
    > in this newsgroup if you don't want to be spammed to death--most
    > importantly, never use your real e-mail address. I need similar
    > instructions on how to establish myself on Windows Live/Microsoft
    > Forums in a similar safe-no spam-mode. I am one that asks for
    > help from members of this newsgroup and that is what I want to do
    > in forum world.


    Set up a throwaway web mail account at Gmail, Yahoo, etc. and use that
    for the MS forums instead of your primary address.
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Unlike the newsgroups, your email address is NEVER displayed in your forum
    posts not is it available to anyone but you in your Profile settings so
    there's no need to "munge" your address or use a "throw-away"
    address...especially since it must be associated with a Live ID.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002

    Frog wrote:
    > I have learned that there are a number of things that you don't do in
    > this newsgroup if you don't want to be spammed to death--most
    > importantly, never use your real e-mail address. I need similar
    > instructions on how to establish myself on Windows Live/Microsoft Forums
    > in a similar safe-no spam-mode. I am one that asks for help from
    > members of this newsgroup and that is what I want to do in forum world.
    >
    > Thanks for any help sent my way on this subject.
    >
    > Frog
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    [TYPO]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > Unlike the newsgroups, your email address is NEVER displayed in your forum
    > posts [NOR] is it available to anyone but you in your Profile settings so
    > there's no need to "munge" your address or use a "throw-away"
    > address...especially since it must be associated with a Live ID.
    >
    > Frog wrote:
    >> I have learned that there are a number of things that you don't do in
    >> this newsgroup if you don't want to be spammed to death--most
    >> importantly, never use your real e-mail address. I need similar
    >> instructions on how to establish myself on Windows Live/Microsoft Forums
    >> in a similar safe-no spam-mode. I am one that asks for help from
    >> members of this newsgroup and that is what I want to do in forum world.
    >>
    >> Thanks for any help sent my way on this subject.
    >>
    >> Frog
     

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